• Sarain Cason Fox hosts the upcoming SBS VICELAND show Rise and is a guest of the panel. (SBS VICELAND)Source: SBS VICELAND
We're hosting a panel at Splendour in the Grass on what life is really like if you're young and black in 2017.
6 Jul 2017 - 1:05 PM  UPDATED 6 Jul 2017 - 1:07 PM

It has been 50 years since the 1967 Referendum. This Constitutional change gave birth to the hope that young Indigenous people would inherit a very different Australia to that experienced by previous generations.

After all, Indigenous young people today have grown up in a time that has seen Mabo, the Native Title Act, the Royal Commission into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Deaths in Custody, the Bringing Them Home report, Reconciliation and Paul Keating’s famous Redfern speech.

But what is life really like if you’re young and black in 2017?

A panel of Indigenous people with diverse perspectives on a range of issues will explore what it means to be young and Indigenous in Australia today. Hosted by The Feed’s Marc Fennell and Laura Murphy-Oates (Ngiyampaa Weilwan woman), SBS VICELAND Presents: Young and Black will discuss racism, culture, pride, shame, politics, dating and everything in between.

They’ll be joined by star of Cleverman and Wentworth Hunter Page-Lochard (Mununjali and Nunuka man), Indigenous Liberal candidate Geoffrey Winters (Gamillaroi man) and Alice Springs councilor and musician Jacinta Nampijinpa Price (Warlpiri/Celtic woman).

International guest Sarain Carson Fox (Canadian/ Anishinaabe woman), activist and host of the forthcoming Rise series on SBS VICELAND, will weigh in on what life is like for Indigenous communities in North America as they mark the first anniversary of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

SBS VICELAND Presents: Young and Black will take place at the Splendour Forum on Saturday 22 July at 12pm at Splendour in the Grass in Byron Bay.